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Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
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+1 617-267-9300
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10:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

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Donate what you wish on wednesdays

We really enjoyed our visit, unfortunately we didn't have much time to spend here. There's a cafeteria if you get tired and hungry. On Wednesdays after 4pm you can pay as you... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed our visit, unfortunately we didn't have much time to spend here. There's a cafeteria if you get tired and hungry. On Wednesdays after 4pm you can pay as you wish, very useful if you travel in a budget. ;)

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Meriden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't try to do the entire museum in one day. Ticket allows you to return for readmission within 10 days. I always visit my favorites and also find new ones. The special exhibits are always set up to maximize your viewing. There are some seats throughout the museum in the various galleries but I would suggest borrowing (at no cost)... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Botticelli, yes. And of course he blew us away in his special exhibit. But it is rarely the case that one finds a work of art not done by the primary focus of the exhibit that was better than anything the titular hero had done: There was a Fra Fillippo Lippi Madonna and Child that ended up, for me, being... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Botticelli is curently being exhibited, along with Toulouse Lautrec --- quite a contrast, and both are very well hung for maximum understanding and enjoyment. I was mesmerized. I highly recomment the Botticelli wxhibit --- it is breathtaking.

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Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been an MFA member since I moved to Boston in 1994 and I love this institution. I've been to museums in London, Paris, Madrid, New York, Phily, San Fran, etc. Boston's MFA definitely top ten in my mind. The wide range of art never gets dull. The displays are informative, with not just the title and artist but in... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Museum of Fine Arts is not to be missed on a visit to Boston. I have been fortunate enough to visit some of the worlds finest museums, and I consider it one of my all time favorites, like a mini Louvre. Like the Louvre, the art isn't the only attraction, the building itself is a work of art. If... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Woman on a mission! Cunningham exhibit in the Herb Ritts gallery is small but mighty. You leave wishing you had known her. Matisse exhibit is vibrant. Appreciated the take on objects as "actors" in his work. Delightful! The Study of Thomas McKeller is Sargent's work with an African American model to help bring his murals to life. See, experience, reflect... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is a bit confusing at first, but the map helps. Whoever put on the Matisse exhibit is a genius! We learned so much about the artist. His personal objects were on display along with the paintings. Perfection! We spent almost two hours on that alone...the mummies are pretty great too!

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Boston
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Botticelli exhibition at the MFA last weekend. It was the first time Venus has left Europe, and the show is a unique collection of Renaissance masterpieces. This is also a wonderful example of why membership in the MFA is such a great investment for locals and a treat for tourists. While the permanent galleries provide as much depth... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Museum of Fine Arts is a lovely place to spend a few hours or the entire day. The collections are amazing; from the mummies to the Tiffany glass to the Egyptian jewelry! With the renovation and additional space in the new wing, you will have a chance to view more pieces than you can imagine. The venues for dining... More 

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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